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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Grant Family Portrait


Albumen print | 15.7 x 13.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2160105

Photograph of a family portrait of John Grant, the Head Keeper at Balmoral Castle and his family posed outside of their house on the Balmoral estate. The group includes John Grant (1810-79), and Mrs Grant (1817-87) and their children; John, Alexander, James, Arthur, Albert, Andrew and Victoria. The family dog is seated at Mrs Grants feet.

This portrait was probably taken in 1861 when Wilson was asked by Queen Victoria to take a series of photographs of her Keepers and their families.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 15.7 x 13.8 cm (image)

    28.3 x 36.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • [Balmoral 1856-61]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs